Name:Black Combe South Top
Hill number:3869
Height:588.1m / 1929ft
Parent (Ma):2646  Black Combe
SMC/RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumberland
Topographical area:EL03 Scafell-illgill
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Birkett
(B)
Grid ref:SD 13562 85168
Summit feature:rock
Drop:7.5m
Col:580.6m  SD 1360 8529  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6S
Observations:rock 7m ESE is of similar height
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 337 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
GuyF04/04/3869
Peak Rambler09/07/2024
Christo197911/04/2024
As others, Ascent from Whicham Church direct to summit, easy to follow. Very Windy on the summit and claggy. Descent by same routematty1971b28/03/2024
With old Guys. Cloudy dayHardenC17/03/2024
Parked in the layby on the A595 immediately before the turning to Whicham church, although plenty of space in the community car park by the church (voluntary donation). Followed the winding track up to Black Combe and it's S Top. Hazy views but I imagine the view down the coast line from the large cairn on the S Top would be impressive. Cloudy and breezy walk. Solorichard6905/03/2024
emily05/11/2023
Nirobi9904/11/2023
Ever Onward09/08/2023
Kevgbl20/07/2023
carolml20/07/2023
ALHEJ Wilkins02/07/2023
From the north cairn for lunch. Next stop White CombeRowanP02/06/2023
Ratboy8728/02/2023
From Whitbeck parking (SD119839), N along PFPs on E side of intake walls (no waymarkers of any kind) to Holegill, then up RoW NE, then SE, to top. Down S ridge to Seaness, then NW down non-RoW towards Whitbeck - no exit to farm, but a faint FP cuts around E side of copse to emerge at PFP sign 300m SE of phone box.Isbjorn21/01/2023
jabbott196812/11/2022
Gavin Theobald05/10/2022
From Whicham Church Black Combe, Stoupdale Head, White Combe, Black Combe Southphilz00821/07/2022
nigelcmason214/04/2022
arjh09/04/2022
JohnG88818/03/2022
The Parkers04/02/2022
An ascent of Black Combe from Beckside following AW's route to the summit, returning by the Gray Stones ridge. Bagged the following summits along the way: White Hall Knott, White Combe, Black Combe Trig, Black Combe South Top, Stoupdale Head and Gray Stones. 16km with 770m ascent in 4 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan30/10/2021
amblemark28/08/2021
From WhichamThe Playful Pig27/07/2021
Parked in lay-by on busy road at Hallbeck House. Footpath past Ralliss Cottage then path through bracken up onto east ridge. Easy going once through bracken. Impressive stout cairn looks out to sea. Solo. Birketts Rnd 2.Dangerous Dave10/07/2021
White Hall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head, Black Combe and its South Top from Beckside. Sun, swirling cloud and an outstandingly enjoyable route for my Outlying Fells completion.Nick Down105/07/2021
Tonyshiv24/06/2021
Silecroft station - Black Combe South Top - Black Combe - Stoupdale Head - Stoneside Hill - Great Paddy Crag - Buck Barrow - Kinmont Buck Barrow - Whitfell - Burn Moor - Bootle station.Mark Jackson22/06/2021
jthomson6nr922/05/2021
I really enjoyed my walk over the Birketts in this area today. I started from the mountain road near Stoneside Hill and walked over in wonderful conditions. Breezy with white fluffy clouds and far reaching views!!morgs4mountains11/05/2021
mart079723/04/2021
Em's 2nd round17/04/2021
Si's 2nd round17/04/2021
cloudy then onto Black combe.Philposs27/02/2021
Craggy02/01/2021
geoffreycurnock12/12/2020
Jill Robertson02/10/2020
amblemark02/10/2020
Morning walk, Black Combe, Stoupdale Crags, White Combe. From Whicham. With Steve.Longwojo18/09/2020
Sham Sharrock31/08/2020
rapidjay06/08/2020
Michael Hood19/07/2020
PeteF18/07/2020
ALHEJ Wilkins27/06/2020
smapearce08/05/2020
Revisit with AlexDave Geere21/03/2020
conanharrod01/01/2020
Tony J28/12/2019
vuirich29/11/2019